Aproximaciones al estudio de la literatura hispánica

Author: Carmelo Virgillo,Teresa Valdivieso,Edward Friedman
Publisher: McGraw-Hill Education
ISBN: 9780073385372
Category: Foreign Language Study
Page: 464
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More than just an anthology, Aproximaciones al estudio de la literatura hispánica is an introduction to literary analysis with readings from Spanish and Spanish-American literature. Organized by the four genres of prose, poetry, drama, and the essay, the text provides a rich and diverse array of reading selections. Each section is accompanied by an introduction to the genre, and each reading includes a wealth of exercises that help students gain an understanding and appreciation of literature from the Spanish-speaking world.

Introducción a la Lingüística Hispánica

Author: José Ignacio Hualde
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
ISBN: 0521513987
Category: Foreign Language Study
Page: 554
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Written entirely in Spanish, this is the ideal introduction to Spanish linguistics for students. Using clear explanations, it covers all the basic concepts required to study the structural aspects of the Spanish language - phonetics and phonology, morphology and syntax - as well as the history of Spanish, its dialects and linguistic variation. This second edition incorporates new features designed to enhance its usefulness for classroom teaching: chapters have been added on the sociolinguistics of Spanish in the USA, and on semantics and pragmatics. The chapter on syntax has been considerably expanded. Numerous exercises have been added throughout the book, as well as a new glossary to help with technical terms.

The Crystal Frontier

Author: Carlos Fuentes
Publisher: A&C Black
ISBN: 1408837498
Category: Fiction
Page: 266
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Young Jose Francisco grows up in Texas, determined to write about the border world - the immigrants and illegals, Mexican poverty and Yankee prosperity - stories to break the stand-off silence with a victory shout, to shatter at last the crystal frontier.

Thinking Spanish Translation

A Course in Translation Method, Spanish to English
Author: Sándor G. J. Hervey,Ian Higgins,Louise M. Haywood
Publisher: Psychology Press
ISBN: 0415116589
Category: Language Arts & Disciplines
Page: 232
View: 9693
Thinking Spanish Translation is a comprehensive and revolutionary 20-week course in translation method offering a challenging and entertaining approach to the acquisition of translation skills. It has been fully and successfully piloted at the University of St.Andrews. Translation is presented as a problem-solving discipline. Discussion, examples and a full range of exercise work enable students to acquire the skills necessary for a broad range of translation problems. Examples are drawn from a wide variety of material from technical and commercial texts to poetry and song. Thinking Spanish Translation is essential reading for advanced undergraduates and postgraduate students of Spanish. The book will also appeal to a wide range of languages students and tutors through the general discussion of principles, purposes and practice of translation.

The House of Bernarda Alba

Author: Federico Garcia Lorca
Publisher: Faber & Faber
ISBN: 0571318762
Category: Drama
Page: 96
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Finished just two months before the author's murder on 18 August 1936 by a gang of Franco's supporters, The House of Bernarda Alba is now accepted as Lorca's great masterpiece of love and loathing. Five daughters live together in a single household with a tyrannical mother. When the father of all but the eldest girl dies, a cynical marriage is advanced which will have tragic consequences for the whole family. Lorca's fascinatingly modern play, rendered here in an English version by David Hare, speaks as powerfully as a political metaphor of oppression as it does as domestic drama. The House of Bernarda Alba premiered at the National Theatre, London, in March 2005.

Course in General Linguistics

Author: Ferdinand de Saussure
Publisher: A&C Black
ISBN: 1472508823
Category: Language Arts & Disciplines
Page: 288
View: 5719
Ferdinand de Saussure is commonly regarded as one of the fathers of 20th Century Linguistics. His lectures, posthumously published as the Course in General Linguistics ushered in the structuralist mode which marked a key turning point in modern thought. Philosophers such as Jacques Derrida and Roland Barthes, psychoanalysts such as Jacques Lacan, the anthropologist ClaudeLevi-Strauss and linguists such as Noam Chomsky all found an important influence for their work in the pages of Saussure's text. Published 100 years after Saussure's death, this new edition of Roy Harris's authoritative translation is now available in the Bloomsbury Revelations series with a substantial new introduction exploring Saussure's contemporary influence and importance.

Introducción al estudio de la literatura hispanoamericana

Author: Juan Carlos Rodríguez,Álvaro Salvador
Publisher: Ediciones AKAL
ISBN: 9788476002186
Category: Comics & Graphic Novels
Page: 349
View: 2773
El presente texto abarca el estudio temático de las producciones escritas desde la Literatura de la Colonia hasta la cubana del presente siglo, pasando por el análisis de las primeras literaturas criollas, la temática del enfrentamiento entre civilización y barbarie, la construcción de las poesías nacionales, la novela sentimental hispanoamericana, la literatura del mestizaje, el modernismo, o la narrativa hispanoamericana, la literatura del mestizaje, el modernismo, o la narrativa hispanoamericana de la independencia a la revolución.

Recovering The U.S Hispanic Literary Heritage, Volume VI

Author: Antonia Castañeda
Publisher: Arte Publico Press
ISBN: 9781611922677
Page: 225
View: 9481
Fifteen years of archival and critical work have been conducted under the auspices of the Recovering the U.S. Hispanic Literary Heritage Project at the University of Houston. This ongoing and comprehensive program seeks to locate, identify, preserve, and disseminate the written culture of U.S. Latinos from the Spanish Colonial Period to contemporary times. In the sixth volume of the series, the authors explore key issues and challenges in this project, such as the issues of "place" or region in Hispanic intellectual production, nationalism and transnationalism, race and ethnicity, as well as methodological approaches to recovering the documentary heritage. Included are essays on religious writing, the construction of identity and nation, translation and the movement of books across borders, and women writers and revolutionary struggle.

Margellos World Republic of Letters

Author: Lope de Vega
Publisher: Yale University Press
ISBN: 9780300168723
Category: Electronic books
Page: 144
View: 4091
Lope de Vega "single-handedly created the Spanish national theatre," writes Roberto Gonzalez Echevarria in the introduction to this new translation of "Fuenteovejuna." Often compared to Shakespeare, Moliere, and Racine, Lope is widely considered the greatest of all Spanish playwrights, and "Fuenteovejuna" ("The Sheep Well") is among the most important Spanish Golden Age plays. Written in 1614, " Fuenteovejuna" centers on the decision of an entire village to admit to the premeditated murder of a tyrannical ruler. Lope masterfully employs the tragicomic conventions of the Spanish "comedia" as he leavens the central dilemma of the peasant lovers, Laurencia and Frondoso, with the shenanigans of Mengo, the "gracioso" or clown. Based on an actual historical incident, "Fuenteovejuna" offers a paean to collective responsibility and affirmation of the timeless values of justice and kindness. Translator G. J. Racz preserves the nuanced voice and structure of Lope de Vega's text in this first English translation in analogical meter and rhyme. Roberto Gonzalez Echevarria surveys the history of "Fuenteovejuna," as well as Lope's enormous literary output and indelible cultural imprint. Racz's compelling translation and Gonzalez Echevarria's rich framework bring this timeless Golden Age drama alive for a new generation of readers and performers.

The Post-Boom in Spanish American Fiction

A New Vision for Health Care
Author: Donald Leslie Shaw
Publisher: SUNY Press
ISBN: 9780791438251
Category: Literary Criticism
Page: 217
View: 5621
Provides a clear account of the issues in Spanish American fiction in the last quarter-century by attempting to answer questions on the Boom, Post-Boom, and its relation to Postmodernism.

Baroque Horrors

Roots of the Fantastic in the Age of Curiosities
Author: David Castillo
Publisher: University of Michigan Press
ISBN: 047203491X
Category: Art
Page: 193
View: 1027
Exploring the historical roots of horror in the modern age


Author: José Enrique Rodó
Publisher: N.A
Category: Democracy
Page: 150
View: 752

Women in the Conquest of the Americas

Author: Juan Francisco Maura
Publisher: Peter Lang Pub Incorporated
Category: History
Page: 278
View: 9014
"The erroneous idea that the "conquistadors" came to the New World without female company has been perpetuated even to our day. This book dispels this myth by demonstrating, through the use of texts and documents of the conquest, how crucial the presence of women was in the enterprise of the Americas. Women had never before had to overcome such physical difficulties as those encountered in this period of world history."--BOOK JACKET.Title Summary field provided by Blackwell North America, Inc. All Rights Reserved

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